Tag: san francisco

29 articles
Avatar_57x57

Thrashed

If Thrasher is Vogue for skaters, 53-year-old Jake Phelps is the sport’s Anna Wintour.

Avatar_57x57

Death By Gentrification: The Killing That Shamed San Francisco

Alex Nieto died because a series of white men saw him as a menacing intruder in the place he’d spent his whole life.

Avatar_57x57

Wenner's World

How a hanger-on at the fringe of San Francisco’s rock scene built the Rolling Stone empire.

Avatar_57x57

Shrimp Boy’s Day in Court

What happened when one of San Francisco’s most notorious underworld bosses tried to go clean.

Avatar_57x57

Black Arts

The Academy of Art University in San Francisco is very profitable for the family who runs it. But not so much for the students who attend in hopes of becoming artists.

Avatar_57x57

Playing Doc's Games

Surfing San Francisco with a true believer.

Avatar_57x57

The Real Teens of Silicon Valley

High school dropouts are descending on San Francisco with nothing more than a backpacks full of clothes and ideas.

Avatar_57x57

A Changing Mission

To whom does San Francisco’s oldest neighborhood belong?

Avatar_57x57

No Exit: Struggling to Survive a Modern Gold Rush

The dark side of startup life in Silicon Valley.

An extended version of this story is available as an ebook.

Avatar_57x57

'Uncle Leland'

Leland Yee was a career San Francisco politician known for championing open government and gun control. For the last few years, he was also the main target of an elaborate undercover investigation, during which he traded political favors for cash, tried to sell $2 million worth of weapons to a medical marijuana kingpin and worked closely with well-known Chinatown gangster named Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow.

Avatar_57x57

The Houseboat Summit

An extended conversation on the problem of whether to “drop out or take over” conducted on Alan Watts’ houseboat, the S.S. Vallejo.